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Home studio copyright version, written in 96' for Julie Carter- Nashville TN. Listen to the banjo and harmonica talk to each other in this up beat shuffle, with a snappy drum groove, and organ/synth pad in the bridge.
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Peak #342
Peak in subgenre #90
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Cal
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(C) 2002 Cal
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June 22, 2006
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MP3 3.3 MB, 128 kbps, 3:38
Story behind the song
I met a really cute, platinum blonde singer in 95’ during my first trip to Nashville TN. Her name was Julie Carter, and was an excellent vocalist. Julie mentioned, she was from Memphis. I wrote a few tunes for her, including BACK TO MEMPHIS. I did research on Memphis, viewed a video describing the city, and read James Conaway's book- MEMPHIS AFTERNOONS- which gave me ideas for the song. James tells of his life, growing up in Memphis. In the first verse, the line "speedin' Greyhound" can refer to the bus line, and also, the Greyhound dog races, at the track in Memphis. ~C~
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BACK TO MEMPHIS (c) 2002 Cal written 1996 for Julie Carter Nashville TN verse I've been thinkin' about you Dreamin' all day long Baby's gone and left me Time for me to run Don't need no invitation Bought tickets for a plane Faster than a speedin' Greyhound I'm comin' home again chorus Back to Memphis where cotton grows Back to Memphis where the mighty Mississippi flows You'll see me there old rockin' chair Red brick bungalow Back to Memphis Memphis is the place that I love verse Kicked around in New York That traffic bothered me Tried and tried I couldn't find One sweet Magnolia tree I think the world of Nashville Branson has the beat Hollywood looks good but you'll never find me Hangin' out on Vine Street chorus Back to Memphis where cotton grows Back to Memphis where the mighty Mississippi flows Keep your frills I want my Daffodils Red brick bungalow Back to Memphis Memphis is the place that I love bridge- tempo change I keep on dreamin' about you All day long Downtown blues barbecues Steamboats chuggin' past the avenues chorus- modulate Back to Memphis where cotton grows Back to Memphis where the mighty Mississippi flows and flows You'll see me there in my old rockin' chair Red brick bungalow I'm goin' Back to Memphis back Back to Memphis I'm goin' Back to Memphis Memphis is the place that I love Back to Memphis Back to memphis It's the place that I love Back to Memphis
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